I came bouncing in to the Camp at a 9. I realized how hard I would have to work to get any higher, but was ready and willing to dig and feel and cry and laugh and hug my way to a healthier happier me. I was able to identify a major issue that has been really affecting me that I was oblivious to, and did some major work, but I'm going back. The staff was very generous with their personal time and GENUINE gut level honest support. If instead, it was where to find a million dollars, I could be more enthusiastic about sharing this secret. Don't walk, run. Your future awaits!
Sam - Atlanta, GA
At the Boot Camp I learned how to cope with anger and most of all I know what the real meaning of forgiveness is. I also learned to love from my heart.
Terry - Canada
In the 29 years of marriage we have never experienced anything more enlightning and refreshing than the marriae seminar and boot camp. It was one of the most incredible experiences of our lives. We always thought we had a great marriage, but we didnt realized how dim our light was getting until we completed this experience. Now we are shining bright with God's light in our eyes and heart, and other people see the changes in us already. The bond in our marriage has grew 10 fold of what it was before this seminar. Now there is far less stress in our lives because we now know how to let that stress bleed away into nothingness. God is present in this marriage seminar and he touches all whom attend in a very special and loving way. God be with the staff and all who attend. It is a life changing experience that we will never forget. Thank you so much, and God bless....
Crystal - Mabank
The Boot Camp did two things for me. It brought me back to God and it brought me closer to my fiancÚ. We have been given the tools to have a successful marriage. I can honestly say I am ready for marriage.
Member of First United Methodist of Mabank
James - Allen, Texas
The Marriage Boot Camp opened my eyes to my own faults and iniquities. I thought my marriage was finished. My wife and I made a promise to give it one last try. Our pastor gave us the tickets and we went. Not only has this experience brought me closer to my wife, but closer to myself and God. My wife and I are at a new level of love. Member of: Allen Heights Baptist Church
Horace - Atlanta
The Marriage Boot Camp freed me of the concern and worry of my parents and sister to supporting my marriage. The seminar allowed me to forgive these 3 people (something that's been needed badly for too long!)
Marie Los Angeles, CA
The Marriage Boot Camp was truly an AWESOME experience. I never in my life have learned so much, and felt so wonderful about myself. I never realized that I am an important woman. The Marriage Retreat completed me.......
Jon, Plano, TX
Wow! Probably one of the single best things I have ever done for myself. I got more out of this program than I ever thought possible. My attitude and outlook at life has been changed, for the good, forever!
Katrius - Houston, TX
All of the staff at Marriage Boot Camp have proven to be caring and committed to serving others. Everyone was helpful and supportive and made me feel welcome. If only we could put the fun and love in a bottle; life would be so different.
Julie - Jackson, MS
The Marriage Retreat was a blessing. After my affair, I was looking for a way to fix the problems I had and for forgiveness from my husband. Let me put it this way---I am FREE. I have my husband-the love of my life and will never stray again. The bootcamp gave us the tools to work on our problems and keep our relationship alive. We attended the couples MARRIAGE SEMINAR ADVANCED TRAINING program--that is what we needed. Thank You to Jim, David, and everybody else!!!!
Jamie, Houston, Tx
I worked hard for years trying to achieve all the goals I had set for myself thinking they would make me happy. I couldn't figure out why I was still feeling sad, alone and afraid to let anyone really know the real me. Bootcamp really opened my eyes and my heart to what had been holding me back all that time. I found the person I had been trying to portray. It's not even a matter of trying anymore. I am the person I have always wanted to be.
Tim - Atlanta
The Boot Camp seminar gave me the freedom from worrying about what others thought of me.
Kevin, Van Alstyne, Tx
Brenda & I attended January 08. We came wanting to find a direction for our marriage. We left with a direction for our lives as Individuals and as a couple and bonded deeply by our shared experience. We are more madly in love than when we married. We made many friends and look forward to sharing with them the rest of our lives. We could not have asked for a better Life and Marraige enrichment than attending the Boot Camp. We are committed to helping others find the love that we rediscovered. You WILL BE amazed!
Sarah, Austin, Tx
My life was in turmoil and I couldn't enjoy it at all. My husband wanted a divorce, I moved to Austin and felt so depressed and even considered killing myself. My life had so many struggles and I just had no hope left. I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me I have 3 kids to live for and being 28 it just felt like life was such a burden. My first night at boot canp I was thinking this is my last attempt at being happy but they probably cant even help fix me. I can't even express how grateful I am that my friend told me about this boot camp! I gave 100 percent of myself and I gained more than 100 percent back. The tools you gain here are so usefull. I feel as though everyone could benefit from this! I went in as a untrusting, unforgiving and unconfident women! When I left my baggage at boot camp and learned forgiveness, I got my life and hope back. I believe in this program and I am happy to yell and live as a strong, confident, forgiving and beautiful women. I look forward to the future and there is nothing I can't handle. Thank you life enrichment boot camp team! God bless you :)
MARCELLA, Brooklyn, NewYork
The marriage bootcamp was not my idea. It was my boyfriend's and although I initially objected, I decided it would be a birthday gift for him. Well, it turned out to be a gift that the both of us would cherish for the rest of our lives. I went in not realizing I was bound by my past and present,unforgiving, not understanding of others, not accepting people for who they were or what they thought. I came out a forgiving, accepting and understanding woman. I came out FREE. I thank God for the things I've endured and the ability to share with others. I thank God for enabling the trainers to do this work. I am grateful for the relationships I've gained through bootcamp. And last, but not least, I thank God for Mark(my boo)for having the desire to do this and the will to give it 100%. I found my heart in Texas.
Beverly - Dallas, TX
At the marriage seminar I realized I had dealt with forgiveness but not the grief. The Marriage Retreat Boot Camp weekend cleared it all up.
Michael - Dallas
The Marriage seminar Boot Camp has changed me from a person who used comedy & anger to mask my true feelings, into a man with compassion, love & understanding. I was able to release the rage and hurt I felt in my life.
Members of Prairie Creek Baptist Church
Stephanie - Miami - FL
This reality show really peaked my interest. I'm about to get married and the show made me think of some things I need to resolve before going forward. I would like to give a special thanks to the couples that shared their lives. I would have never done that.
Victoria San Jose, CA
i never thought I would write to you and say thank you for the experience i had last week. I will say that out of all the hard things i had to go through in my life, this was beyond the hardest. I never thought i could get through something like that but i did and i am greatful for it. The trainers were a pain the the rear but were amazing. The people there changed my life and the exercises made me see hings in a different light. i am blessed for being there. THANK YOU
Hi! my name is Sue I was there Feb,2007 I was very angry at my husband for betrayal verbal abuse and physical abuse, I was speaking in frontofeople saying fbomb word,little did I know that by forgiveness I was going to become a transformed being not only in forgiving him but all the other people in my life I have found my original faith back I am free of a lot of baggage what a difference a year makes, I would love to join you as a trainer, but I am a distance. Thank You with my heart,spirit,and soul. Everyone should have this experience.
Kathy - Irving, TX
The marriage seminar helped me break the illusion that I had no baggage. It started me on a path of forgiveness that will change my life forever.
Lynette - Dallas, TX
"I am an acceptable, determined and free woman" and my existence has been enriched by this Marriage Retreat and the relaionships I gained from it. True and honest transformation took place in me as I came face to face with my fears, perceived inadequacies and failures and uncovered my true value and worth according to the work God began in me and that same work he will be faithful to complete. I love me.
Jerry - Los Angeles, CA
The Boot Camp helped me find myself.
Deborah - Ottawa
I didn't think this Marriage Boot Camp would benefit me and then on Saturday, my whole life seemed to turn around. I had confidence and begin to smile again. I can't seem to stop smiling! I really seem to like myself again.
Patti - Los Angeles, CA
The Marriage Retreat gave me more self acceptance. I learned to trust God, others and myself.
Vicki - Birmingham, AL
Going to thE Marriage Seminar Boot Camp was the most awesome experience that I have ever had in my life. The freedom that I feel can be seen by friends and I glow inside and out for the first time in my life. I want to thank each and every friend, trainer and sponsor at this camp. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I encourage anyone and everyone to attend this Marriage Retreat. It will change your life forever.
Chase - Atlanta, Ga
I came into this program with many strong holds that have been keeping me from seeing the real me. I learned alot about myself and how I was in a deep depression,no self confidence and didn't even care if I were to die. The program helped me realize that I'm strong capable and a wise young man. I really am. Being the youngest man in there at eighteen years old it was really hard for me but I gave it 110% and came out as a better and new person.
Going in was wary of a bunch of Kumbayah, hand-holding BS and by the end was very glad of my investment of time and energy for the positive personal results that might have come in weeks, months or never in my life!
Christina - Dallas
This Marriage Boot Camp showed me that if you keep things inside yourself you can't (won't) let yourself grow. I know I still have to grow, but this experience gave me the courage and the need to grow so that I can have a healthy and happy relationship with my spouse.
Member of Prairie Creek Baptist Church
Cathy - Dallas, TX
The Boot Camp gave me the confidence to know I could love myself every day. Washed away some fears and hurts from past abuse...freed me to shine!
Roger - Dallas
I came into the Marriage Seminar Boot Camp with no hope that my marriage would improve. I left knowing my wife loves me and with hope for the future.
Members of Prairie Creek Baptist Church
Teresa - Vancouver
At the marriage seminar I overcame low self esteem, to become a confident, strong, worthwhile woman.
Lisa, Dubberly, Louisiana
My husband and I are July '06 graduates of the Boot Camp. The experience we had there has changed our lives forever, and our marriage is so much better for it. We are happier and healthier than we have ever been, and I attribute that to the work we did at the Boot Camp. I have faithfully watched every episode of the television series and cheered for each and every couple there, even those who weren't "featured." I know firsthand that it is hard, hard work, but so worth it in the end!
Debbie - Ottawa
Although I came to the marriage bootcamp expecting a totally different experience than I received, the outcome was exactly what I wanted. This was the best thing that I could have ever gone through. My life has changed in a very powerful and enlighten way. I now know who I am and what my purpose in life is. I owe this change to God, my trainer Beth and the experiences of the bootcamp.
Lorna - VI
I am from the british virgin islands in the caribbean and i saw your show last night and finally know there is a chance for my marriage to work. I just wish we had this kind of camp here in the caribbean
I went into the Life Enrichment Boot Camp a broken woman filled with shame, guilt, low to no self-esteem and just longing to stop the emotional pain I was enduring due to a divorce after many years of marriage.
I graduated a capable, worthy, free and forgiving woman. I truly feel brand new. I put down baggage I had lugged around all my life that even years of therapy had not eliminated.
Don't delay your decision to participate! Get registered ASAP! IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
Chris - Dallas, TX
I attended the Marriage Seminar Boot Camp a couple of weeks ago. I will admit when I attended it I didn't believe I could get anything out of it that I hadn't already heard. What my wife and I found out is we don't treat each other very nice and we never saw it.
This is a wonderful opportunity for any married couple wherever they are at in their marriage to build on the relationship and make it better. For marriages that are in trouble the Boot Camp can bring tremendous healing and a chance to save it.
Marianne - Winnipeg
I went into the Marriage Boot Camp not realizing how much shame I was carrying. I am in a marriage that, by the worlds standards, should be over. In the worlds eyes I should have left my husband many years ago. However, I have felt the Lord telling me time and time again that I am to remain with my husband as long as he is in the process of recovery and wants to be free of the chains that bind him. I am not in a physically abusive relationship, but my husband has issues that stem from his childhood. He is working on those issues, but it is taking alot of time and patience.
Sometimes I feel ashamed that I have remained by his side. I feel that the world looks at me as the biggest codependent woman in history. However, the Boot Camp helped me to realize that I am okay! I am right where God wants me! There may come a time when I have to walk away, but for now I am in the right place and I have no reason to feel ashamed of that.
I came away with a new sense of self-worth! I found that I am a "forgiving, free and joyful woman". I am forgiving because that is how God made me and I choose to forgive. I am free because I have forgiven and I have broken free of the chains of unforgiveness. And, I am joyful because I am free to be the woman God created me to be.
Leah, Houston, Texas
Those who knew me before I went through boot camp have seen the transformation; I'm still in awe of how far I've come. I now have the confidence to do all that I've been called to do. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking to move to the next level in their life. I am so thankful that someone took the time to tell me about this program, the experience and tools that I got from boot camp have made a huge impact in my life. My relationships with others are healthier, even with Christ!
Desiree - Houston
The marriage seminar helped me forgive and know how to forgive the people I needed to forgive. The seminar and counseling helped me gain self esteem.
Amber - Irving, TX
I never would have thought that the one thing hurting my marriage the most was something that happened years ago. I thought I was over it. This marriage seminar changed my life in ways that i never could have imagined. Jim and David are definately heaven sent!!
John - Dallas
The marriage seminar helped me release old hurts and taught me how to forgive those who hurt me. It helped me open up my heart again towards others.
Sherry - Vancouver
The Marriage Retreat was VERY worthwhile - very incredible. I was almost expecting my good feelings to go away but I have actually felt BETTER every day! Also I have a lot more energy - the baggage that I left behind was obviously taking a big toll on me. I was impressed with the organization of the program as well as the purity of its motives.
Cathy - Los Angeles, CA
The Marriage Enrichment Boot Camp is a life changing experience. I am unafraid and looking forward "excitedly" to living the rest of my life.
Maureen - McKinney, Texas
The Marriage Seminar gave me my life and marriage back. Distrust and the inability to forgive were blocking me from moving forward. I have learned through the boot camp how to forgive those who have hurt me in the past, my parents and my husband. I can now move forward in my marriage and we can see the love we had when we first met. How wonderful!!!
Member of McKinney Fellowship Bible Church
Betty Hemphill Tx
this was called life enrichment, what a understatment, im now proud of my life, calm inside not strugling to make it through the day. Total strangers helped me how to love me. My life has great promise.
Jeff - Vancouver
For the first time in many years, I got to open myself up and look at what was in my heart. I got to put everyone else's opinions aside and look at what I want and need. Thanks Jim and David and the staff at the Marriage Retreat for bringing the life back to me.
BRIAN - Detroit, MI
A TRULY LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE FOR SOMEONE (ME) THAT WAS MORE SKEPTICAL ABOUT ATTENDING THAN ANY OF YOU COULD BE, WHO ARE TRYING TO DECIDE ABOUT ENROLLING IN THIS SEMINAR. THE JOY I HAVE FROM NOT ONLY LEARNING HOW TO LET MY HEART SMILE INSIDE ME, BUT OUT TOWARD OTHERS IS THE MOST GRATIFYING AND EXCITING FEELING I THOUGHT I COULD NEVER, EVER, EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE. BUT IT'S REAL AND I CAN'T THANK THE CREATORS, COUNSELORS, OR THE FRIENDS I MADE (WHO I NOW CONSIDER AS FAMILY) ENOUGH FOR THAT!
Sherry - Houston
The Marriage Retreat allowed me to forgive and rid myself of the bitterness, anger and resentment that I had harbored for the last 12 years.
I could have NEVER imagined having all the worries and regrets lifted off of my shoulders in 4 days.I can FEEL AGAIN.I can only say JUST DO IT.Don\'t think about it.The most liberating experience of my life.Thank you all who cared so much to carry the passion and desire to heal others!!!!!